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5 Diet Tips for a Happy, Healthy Mouth

Written by Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, and Ellen M. Martin  1. Avoid sticky foods Most obviously this could refer to candy, but also think about sweet cakes, licorice, dried fruits, even something like Cheetos that can start off crunchy but quickly gets embedded in your teeth. Sticky foods do just as the… Continue reading 5 Diet Tips for a Happy, Healthy Mouth

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Elementa’s Mouthrinse: The Secret’s in The Silver

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA and Becca Malizia, BS While 100-year-old Ford antique cars are cool to look at in museums, would you use one as your everyday car? No, that wouldn’t be practical! We are constantly updating our smartphones, our wardrobe, and getting the newest and latest in technology and products. So why… Continue reading Elementa’s Mouthrinse: The Secret’s in The Silver

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The Little Things that Matter — Oral Bacteriophages

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Hailey Motooka, BS and Becca Malizia, BS  So we’ve been talking a lot about bacteria, specifically the millions of bacteria that live in our mouths. We’ve talked about the geographies they live in, communities they form, the good guys, the bad guys, and most importantly how they influence oral… Continue reading The Little Things that Matter — Oral Bacteriophages

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The Rising Culture of Probiotics, Pills, and Fruity Tea to Reduce Oral Pathogens

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin (Yes, the pun in the title was intended.) A new culture is coming, and it has nothing to do with the Kardashians or a sudden spike in kale consumption, but everything to do with the oral microbiome and health. Today’s demand for a straighter… Continue reading The Rising Culture of Probiotics, Pills, and Fruity Tea to Reduce Oral Pathogens

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The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Long before anyone knew about the existence of the oral microbiome, or even about the existence of microbes themselves, Hippocrates reportedly cured systemic conditions, such as arthritis, by pulling infected teeth (1). Sound crazy to you? Well it sounds crazy to a lot of… Continue reading The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer

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The Mouth: Fun, Flirty, and Full of Bacteria

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Most people have personal reasons to practice good oral hygiene, whether to get a whiter smile, have minty fresh breath to impress a date, or just to prevent cavities that require an unfun visit to the dentist. But most people are unaware that good… Continue reading The Mouth: Fun, Flirty, and Full of Bacteria

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The Oral Microbiome: Critical for Understanding Oral Health and Disease

By Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA and Ellen M. Martin As a dentist trained in the 1980s, I am happy to report that much of what I learned in dental school so many years ago may no longer apply.  New understanding of the microbiome is changing our ideas about health and disease, and is pertinent to… Continue reading The Oral Microbiome: Critical for Understanding Oral Health and Disease